09 Nov '17, 8am

BBC video shows Hong Kongers living in cubicles no bigger than a single-sized bed

BBC video shows Hong Kongers living in cubicles no bigger than a single-sized bed

It is well known that Hong Kong has a housing problem. With the current price-to-income ratio (a basic affordability measure for housing, where the median familial income is compared to property prices in the area) of 17.3 times, Hong Kong flats are the least affordable in the world . Advertisement A BBC documentary uploaded on Sept. 2017 told the story of what it is like to live in one of the world’s most densely-populated and expensive city. Alan, for example, is a dishwasher in Hong Kong. He pays £180 (about S$323) a month to live in a cubicle no bigger than the size of your average furniture – a cupboard, for example. Or a bed. There are 11 of such cubicles in the corridor alone. All his possessions are stowed in the same space, and Alan eats out everyday because there is no kitchen in the apartment, shared or otherwise. Story continues below Some Articles That Could U...

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